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SMSB London share how they get moving in the capital

Sound Mind, Sound Body (SMSB) is a global community of creative and sports enthusiasts founded by ASICS. Here, members from SMSB London share their favourite ways to use the capital as their playground

By Time Out in association with ASICS
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Carlos Mario

Darren L, urban runner

I run and take it semi-seriously, but I'm just as partial to being a little silly while doing it. I come from an athletics background so I treat my local area like a track and field. I use Church Hill in Walthamstow to run intervals, use crates as hurdles in the market and even perform 100m sprints up Lea Bridge Road. But when I just like to explore, I've found some nice slices of nature around the marshes in Tottenham and Walthamstow. @dlewisharris

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Sanchia L, yoga teacher

My yoga mat is a dance floor I can take anywhere – and my all-time favourite spot to get grounded has to be my local park, Tavistock Gardens. It’s where I started taking yoga seriously and it happens to have a beautiful sculpture of Gandhi too. It’s on a busy street but it’s ridiculously peaceful.
Gasholder Park is also my new secret yoga spot. Kings Cross has been crazy the last few years, but you could be anywhere when you’re there. The light bounces off the mirror structure and it’s often secluded. @misssanchialege

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Carlos Mario

Darren O, calisthenics coach

I find that there's a misconception that you need a lot of gym equipment to train for strength but that's not necessarily true. I always opt to train outdoors and the beauty of body weight training is that you can literally do it anywhere. Primrose Hill, Clapham Common, Kennington Park and London Fields are all great spots that have outdoor equipment such as pull up and dip bars which are perfect for training in calisthenics or gymnastic strength training. @bodyweight_d

Carlos Mario

Holiday P, meditation teacher

I love movement but to stay on top of my game, I need to find moments of stillness too. My favourite spot to meditate is St George's, a secret garden tucked away behind Russell Square - it's my go-to whenever I'm having a stressful day. @holidayphillips

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Carlos Mario

Foday D, creative director and designer

Running is a great way to get around in London - and whenever I feel stuck on a project, I lace up my shoes and go on a solo run to clear my mind. Mid run, I see beautiful plants and an array of colours that inspires me to go back to the studio and complete my projects. @iamfods

Carlos Mario

Frankie H, personal trainer

Brockwell Park is my local green space and it  rocks for training with my exercise group for mums. Whether you're working out with bump or baby there are plenty of opportunities using the trail equipment, benches and hills to create a workout on the go...and the views of London from the top never get old.  @frankieholah

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Carlos Mario

Rune R, urban runner

I prefer to explore London in my trainers – and my favourite place for brunch and coffee was spotted while on a run!  For me, running is great after a stressful day working in the city as it clears my mind, gives me energy and make me happy.
Victoria Park is my go-to place and also my favourite park. I go there several times a week. The run along the canal plus the big loop around the park can put a smile on anyone’s face. The park also has everything a runner needs - wide roads, a running track, water fountains – and loos! @runerevsbaek

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